1961 Ferrari 400 Super America Cabriolet

The Ferrari 400 Super America Cabriolet is a rear wheel drive automobile, with its engine placed in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet bodyshell designed by Pininfarina. Its 12 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 4 litres. For this model it provides power and torque figures of 395 bhp (400 PS/295 kW) at 6750 rpm and 412 Nm (304 lbft/42 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. It features dry sump-type lubrication. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual with overdrive gearbox. The Ferrari 400 Super America Cabriolet weighs a quoted 1300 kg at the kerb.

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Ferrari 400 Super America Cabriolet -
Ferrari 400 Super America Cabriolet
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Key facts

1961 Ferrari 400 Super America Cabriolet information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4300 mm
How heavy?
1300 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 3967 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
400 PS / 395 bhp / 295 kW @ 6750 rpm
How much torque?
412 Nm / 304 ft.lb / 42 kgm @ 4000 rpm

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1961 Ferrari 400 Super America Cabriolet data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2420 mm 95.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1359 mm 53.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1346 mm 53 inches
Length 4300 mm 169.3 inches
Width 1680 mm 66.1 inches
Height 1308 mm 51.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1300 kg 2866 lb
Weight distribution 52 % front
fuel tank capacity 125 litres 27.5 UK Gal 33 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders V 12
Capacity 4 litre
3967 cc
(242.081 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77 × 71 mm
3.03 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 400 PS (395 bhp) (295 kW)
at 6750 rpm
Specific output 99.6 bhp/litre
1.63 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 412 Nm (304 ft·lb) (42 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 103.86 Nm/litre
1.26 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 9.8:1
Fuel system 3 Weber 46 DFC 3 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1305.1 kPa (189.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 330.58 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 308.07 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
226.58 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
303.85 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.14 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.41 kg/kW
7.37 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.SE.RA.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front Dunlop RS4 6.50-16
Tyres rear Dunlop RS4 6.50-16
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.76
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID26565
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 44.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1961 Ferrari 400 Super America Cabriolet added before December 1995.
Last modified 2017-02-18.